I am very glad that courses like this are available to help those of us that have been in this field many years, catch up with the latest trends and refresh our knowledge of the basics."
I completed this class just in time to receive the assignment to write a paper on our logistics operation. I am an inventory management specialist. Thanks to you, I am so ready to write this paper as well taking a greater role in the Logistics and not just inventory."
I enjoyed this course, as I am in transportation and felt that I needed this course."
I enjoyed this course very much. It was informative and helpful. I will recommend it to others without hesitation. Thanks!"
I learned a lot from this course and plan to take the supply chain courses next."
It was a great and useful experience for me. I learned a lot. The course was well written and fully accessible for me. The instructor is an expert with practical knowledge displayed through the course. Also the fees related to the course are to my knowlege unbeatable!!! I am eager to enroll for another course."
I work in a small warehouse that is controlled by the customer. The customer buys and ships to my facility. I stock, label and maintain a database and issue at the request of the customer very seldom do I make purchases. This course will help me with my setting up my warehouse and keeping records. I will continue to read the information in my work book and plan to take more courses. Thank you for all of the great information."
Overall, the course is excellent. I have worked in logistics for eight years, and this course has given me a greater understanding."
Some of the areas covered were much tougher than I expected. I have been in Logistics for many years and have not ever been involved with some areas covered. Thanks for the very enlightening course."
Thank you for an interesting course. It helped me a lot on some subjects that I was not really familiar with. It was very informative. Again thanks for a great course."
Thank you for your time on this course.I had a lot of fun and this class helped out a lot.I know a lot more now than ever about my job and about logistics."
Great and interesting course. This is the right course for me to enhance my career. A good and expert instructor. Thank you for a job well done."
Course Code: dlm
In our first lesson, we'll discuss the nature of logistics, review its history, and examine how it's currently used. Then, look more closely at two of the major elements: warehousing choices and physical distribution.
You'll learn about the different material handling options and discover several dimensions of packaging. You'll also see how the order fulfillment cycle can benefit your organization and determine how to calculate the order fill and line item fill methods. Then, learn the specific steps of the receiving function, and see that there are two types of production stores arrangements—the closed and open system. You’ll also obtain a few strategies to bring lost shipments in on time.
Learn to effectively control inventories with two key techniques: the ABC classification and the economic order quantity (EOQ) formula. You'll also find out how to set and manage an inventory budget so you come in at or under budget. Then, learn to maintain documentation that reflects the pattern of movement and also designates ownership of products, material, and equipment.
We'll start this lesson with an overview of how computers and technology are used. We'll also address specific forms of information technology, including electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), bar coding, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Then, examine how shipping rates are set and used, and finish up by looking at public warehouses and evaluating the pros and cons of outsourcing warehousing activities.
Focus on the managerial pieces of logistics as you learn about planning and control. You'll learn how to effectively delegate so your requests are completed on time and with the desired performance. Then, you'll learn about the benefits of forecasting, long-range planning, capacity planning, and facility selection.
In this lesson, we’ll discuss the need for project management. We'll differentiate projects from programs and tasks, explore the temporary and unique aspects of projects, and look at how critical scope definition is to a project's success. And finally, we'll examine performance measurements—a way to keep track of progress.
Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.